On the roads, the waterways and from the air, police marked this long Thanksgiving weekend by targeting speeding drivers, careless drivers and drunken drivers.
Drugged ones, too.
But recognizing the symptoms of a stoned driver is no simple task. Motorists suspected of alcohol impairment have long been compelled to blow into a breath analyzer and/or provide a blood sample. But under an amendment to the federal Criminal Code passed in July, the threshold has widened substantially.
Now, a police officer who thinks a driver might be high on drugs can make that person perform a roadside test, or rather 12 of them, listed on the federal Department of Justice website. To read the rest of the article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081014.DRIVING14/TPStory/National